(Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) stated on Tuesday that 15 new assessments discovered no asbestos in a bottle of child powder that the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration beforehand stated had examined optimistic for hint quantities of asbestos.
FILE PHOTO: Bottles of Johnson & Johnson child powder line a drugstore shelf in New York October 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
The assessments are the newest effort by J&J to show the protection of its broadly used shopper product after a check by the FDA prompted J&J to undertake a nationwide recall of 1 lot of its Johnson’s Child Powder.
“Rigorous and third-party testing confirms there isn’t a asbestos in Johnson’s Child Powder. We stand by the protection of our product,” the corporate stated in an announcement.
Earlier this month, the corporate recalled round 33,000 bottles of child powder in the US after regulators discovered hint quantities of asbestos in samples taken from a bottle bought on-line.
The voluntary recall was restricted to 1 lot of Johnson’s Child Powder produced and shipped in the US in 2018, the corporate stated on the time.
That transfer marked the primary time the corporate recalled its iconic child powder for doable asbestos contamination, and the primary time U.S. regulators have introduced a discovering of asbestos within the product. Asbestos is a identified carcinogen that has been linked to lethal mesothelioma.
The FDA had no quick touch upon the newest findings.
J&J is not going to reverse the recall of these 22-ounce containers, however its child powder stays out there to shoppers in shops, an organization spokesperson informed Reuters.
The recall had been the newest blow to the greater than 130-year-old U.S. healthcare conglomerate that’s dealing with 1000’s of lawsuits over quite a lot of merchandise, together with child powder, opioids, medical units and the antipsychotic Risperdal.
J&J faces greater than 15,000 lawsuits from shoppers claiming its talc merchandise, together with Johnson’s Child Powder, prompted their most cancers.
Further reporting by Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru; Modifying by Tom Brown and Invoice Berkrot